Glow or No? My Honest KORA Organics Review





Last Updated: October 15, 2021

With award-winning products, certified organic ingredients, amazing reviews, and beautiful packaging that just makes you want to own every product, KORA Organics is a brand that sticks out to anyone who loves skincare. But, with prices ranging from $25 – $70 per product, it’s natural to want to read a KORA Organics review or two before heading to checkout.

Featured in Allure, Well + Good, Vogue, Today, Elle, and other large publications, it’s no surprise this brand is popular (not to mention Miranda Kerr’s constantly glowing skin that we all want).

I was lucky enough to try a few products from this brand, so I will be leaving an in-depth review about my experience with their products!

What is KORA Organics? 

This brand was created in 2006 by Miranda Kerr, a model and mother who is passionate about all things nutrition, health, and fitness.

KORA truly believes in the power of healthy skin and understands how important it is to take care of it. Not only do they want to make your skin healthier, they want to make it glow!

When formulating their products, Miranda works with an expert team of chemists and aromatherapists in Australia and the United States to create only the best formulations (this is also where their products are manufactured).

You might wonder why being “certified organic” matters. There are plenty of harmful chemicals in non-organic products and KORA is one of the few brands that is actually certified, so you can be certain they use organic ingredients and aren’t just slapping the word on their products.

They’re actually the only certified organic skincare brand in the world that uses Noni Juice, which is their “secret ingredient” for many of their products. This is rich in antioxidants and nutrients.

KORA products are certified organic by COSMOS. Many of their products are EWG verified (a platform where you can search the health of your beauty products). On top of that, they’re dedicated to creating non-toxic products that are free of:

🚫 Animal cruelty (aka they are vegan and cruelty-free)

🚫 GMO’s

🚫 Artificial color

🚫 Artificial fragrances

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Prices

Some KORA products can be as low as $15 while others can be as high as $72.

Prices may seem high, but you’re paying for authentic natural ingredients and products that are very thoughtfully formulated to improve skin health. So, I’d say it’s pretty worth it, especially if they end up working for you.

Plus, they have a few smaller-sized multipacks of their top products (such as the “Get the Noni Glow” or “Facial Glow on the Go“) so you don’t have to spend a ton in case you don’t end up liking them.

Their products are also available at Sephora, so you may be able to visit in-store and get a sample if you really don’t want to splurge on it just yet.

The Detox Market sells KORA as well – they’re one of my favorite skincare stores, so you can indulge in KORA and you can stock up on some other healthy skincare favorites while you’re at it.

My KORA Organics Review

*KORA sent me these products to try out, but this doesn’t affect my opinions.

Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum

We all know how amazing Vitamin C is for our skin. Being one of their award-winning products, I was excited to try this out.

This serum also features ingredients such as noni juice, red pepper, olive leaf extract, acerola cherry, and more. This is a truly one-of-a-kind combo. According to them, this particular mix of ingredients helps your skin to soak up its benefits much quicker and much deeper.

Having used it regularly for about a month now (paired with the facial oil below), I can definitely say my skin looks brighter. I never had an issue with acne, but those days of dull skin are fewer and farther between.

Noni Glow Facial Oil

Being someone who buys every facial oil I set eyes on (I just love the glow), I still have yet to find the perfect facial oil. They’re either too heavy, don’t provide enough glow, don’t last very long, make me look greasy, or have some other type of downfall.

They state that 100% of users reported improvements in skin elasticity and bounce (based on a study that used 31 women ages 26 – 50) and a large number of them saw other improvements as well. These results can be found on the product page down in “consumer studies” section below the product description.

The formula is rich and creamy, which I loved. It’s a lot easier to control how much you use compared to runny, thin oils. You really only need a couple drops, so the bottle will last a long time.

This oil is supposed to make you glow while brightening and smoothing your skin. It features active ingredients of Noni extract, rosehip oil, pomegranate oil, and sea buckthorn oil.

Like I mentioned above, my skin has looked a lot brighter since I started using all of the KORA products. I probably should’ve tested them separately to see if certain products had more of a difference, but I was just too excited.

Noni Radiant Eye Oil

This seems very similar to the facial oil, but smaller and created for the eye area in particular.

I do love that it has a rollerball. This makes it very easy to gently apply to the eye areas and it’s a breeze to take on-the-go! I’ve thrown it in my bag multiple times and it never leaks.

I honestly haven’t noticed much improvement on the eye area in particular, but I (luckily) don’t have any fine lines or other eye area issues yet. Hopefully this product will help prevent them!

Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Face Mask

Don’t we all love weekly face mask self care sessions?

I’ve been using this mask once a week paired with the other products and, like I said, my skin looks so much brighter, more glowy, and healthier!

My skin feels so soft right after using this mask. A lot of face masks tend to dry out my already-dry skin, but this does a great job at moisturizing while making it feel fresh and clean. It also smells delicious!

A lot of people love this mask for acne, but I can’t speak to this as I don’t have acne, just occasional breakouts here and there.

Even though I’ve been using this mask once a week, it feels gentle enough to use more often (some people even use it as a cleanser). After trying it out, I’m not surprised this mask has won so many beauty awards!

Noni Glow Sleeping Mask

I had never used a sleeping mask before, but I was excited to hear this product promotes more hydrated skin. I can’t have enough of that!

I’ll be honest, this is one thing that I haven’t made a priority to add to my routine since all the other KORA products have kept my skin hydrated and plump. I have used it a couple of times before going to sleep and my skin definitely seems more hydrated when I wake up, so I will be adding it to my nightly routine soon.

Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum

Having had some bad previous experiences with AHA and BHA products, I was a little hesitant to try this one out.

But, I have been using this for about two weeks now and have seen no bad results! I haven’t seen much of a difference, but I do know AHA takes 2–3 months before seeing significant improvements. I do hope it starts to reduce my pores (they state that 90% of people in their study experienced this). I will update after more time has passed.

Bottom Line

I’m very impressed with KORA! I’ve seen noticeable improvements in my skin health (especially brightness and glow) since using their products. Since this is the main improvement I was going for, I’m very happy! Although they are a little pricey, you don’t need to use a lot of product, so they last a long time.

Overall, my favorite products from them are:

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